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Ponies are not warhorses

Otaku-sempai
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Aug 24, 2:12pm


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would the company have been mounted on ponies throughout the beginning of the book? If they were foot hardy and so determined to be so, then why not just take one pony with a pack (or maybe two- we know how much they love to eat lol Wink) and lead them on halters?



Using ponies for pack animals and travel-mounts is one thing. Using them as war-mounts is completely different. Personally, I don't think that the Dwarves should be using cavalry at all, in the sense of fighting while mounted. The purpose of the rams should be to get them to the Mountain on time; the Dwarves ought to be fighting on foot. That is what we saw at Azanulbizar and those are the tactics we are told of in the book. However, that now seems to be out of the window.

I would make sense to have ponies, rams or other beasts pulling wagons in a supply train.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Aug 24, 2:15pm)

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What is your opinion on the Dwarves not being on foot in the movie.? Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Aug 23, 8:45pm
    Honestly I think it is realistic to expect them to take horses DaughterofLaketown Send a private message to DaughterofLaketown Aug 23, 8:49pm
        Dwarves and horses don't seem to get along. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 23, 10:30pm
            but if that was the case then why Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Aug 24, 5:56am
                Ponies are not warhorses Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 24, 2:12pm
                    believe me, I wasn't saying they were warhorses! Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Aug 24, 5:03pm
                        Per'aps the rams are an Iron Hills thing... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 24, 9:10pm
                            O-s...YOU ALWAYS have something Logical to say!! Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Aug 25, 12:17am
                                Thanks, Bomby. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 25, 1:17pm
                            that might be due Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Aug 25, 1:01am
                                Yes, there is a ram on the tapestry Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 25, 1:40pm
    Looks like a visually striking image. Spriggan Send a private message to Spriggan Aug 23, 8:52pm
    It's quite possible that.... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Aug 23, 9:44pm
    Do you mean the original company in AUJ or the army in TBOTFA? // Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Aug 23, 9:57pm
    It's very hard to have an opinion on something we haven't seen // dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Aug 23, 10:06pm
    Actually, now that I think about it... Spriggan Send a private message to Spriggan Aug 23, 10:55pm
    I like the fact that they arrive in force with cavalry. ... Snowghost77 Send a private message to Snowghost77 Aug 24, 12:36am
    I think it doesn't get much more badass than armoured Dwarves roaring in on armoured rams. Noria Send a private message to Noria Aug 24, 12:38pm
    Re Retro315 Send a private message to Retro315 Aug 25, 12:09am
    super Rickster Send a private message to Rickster Aug 25, 6:44pm
    Im ok with it Fichtenbrenner Send a private message to Fichtenbrenner Aug 27, 2:25pm

 
 
 

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